Better Health 4 Middleton

Dementia / Parkinson's UK

Address Information

  • Manchester, Rochdale and Bury

Telephone Numbers

Information

Nationwide Phone 0808 8000 303
and local adviser 0345 225 3741

Rochdale meeting at Castleton Community Centre first Thursday of each month 1 til 3pm.
Contact Clare Root on 0344 225 3611 or
send an email to croot@parkinsons.org.uk

Local Manchester meeting first friday of every month 12 til 2pm
9, Victoria Ave East, Blackley. M9 6HW

Meetings in Oldham and Bury. Contact Clare Root.

New Information

Here’s an initiative to help raise awareness on new ways to help those suffering from Parkinson’s Disease. go to this website and take a look at https://www.drugscience.org/parkinsons/

Motor Symptons of Parkingson’s

The APDA shares that it is the motor symptoms of Parkinson’s that typically make these typical daily movements more difficult, some of which include experiencing tremors, having stiff or rigid muscles, walking difficulties, slowness of movement (also known as bradykinesia), and postural instability.

Another motor symptom Parkinson’s disease patients tend to notice is a change in their voice. Changes in volume are common in the early stages, whereas speaking fast, crowding words, and stuttering are more prevalent in advanced stages of this disease.

Non - Motor Symptoms of Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s symptoms that don’t involve movement and are therefore sometimes missed, include:

  • Reduced sensitivity to smells
  • Trouble staying asleep
  • Increased depression and anxiety
  • Psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations and delusions
  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss
  • Excessive sweating
  • Difficulty multi-tasking
  • Harder time with organization
  • Constipation
  • Increase in urinary frequency and urgency
  • Lightheadedness
  • Reduced libido
  • Slower blinking and dry eyes